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Old July 11th, 2009, 04:50 PM   #19101
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I didn't know they'd be on the terraces too, because the blueprints showed swiveling ones
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the door at the terraces is not revolving door according to the plans i have. maybe they changed it now..
Don't take what I said for granted 100%. I remember reading about the use of revolving doors, and had the idea that it was said the terraces will get them too.

Sorry, I don't keep notes and I'm not a construction/civil engineer or an architect, so sometimes I might mix things up.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #19102
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I'm relatively new to this site and I couldn't browse through the close to 1000 posts on this thread, but have you guys checked out the time lapse video of the BD being built? Sorry if this has already been posted but here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF8SjuJRIHE
That's almost 1000 pages of posts. Yours was the 19,084th.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 11:24 PM   #19103
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Why so many dark fixtures ?

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I think its temporary @Fury... needs a work to become, like the apartment below:
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Why so many dark fixtures - carpets, kitchen counters etc.

Does this not make the space look and feel smaller, and also feel like it absorbs more heat. I expected lighter colours.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 11:26 PM   #19104
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Old July 11th, 2009, 11:33 PM   #19105
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Why so many dark fixtures - carpets, kitchen counters etc.

Does this not make the space look and feel smaller, and also feel like it absorbs more heat. I expected lighter colours.
Because GIORGIO ARMANI likes dark colours and uses them quasi exclusively in his designs.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #19106
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Hi gerald.

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I think its temporary @Fury... needs a work to become, like the apartment below:
Hi christos. The apartment mockup you quoted has the wall and ceiling meeting the cladding at the metal bits. In Imre's buddy's shots some of the walls and ceilings meet the cladding in the middle of the glass. They leave a fair size gap. That is what I was referring to in regards to finishing.

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Old July 12th, 2009, 01:01 AM   #19107
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Why so many dark fixtures - carpets, kitchen counters etc.

Does this not make the space look and feel smaller, and also feel like it absorbs more heat. I expected lighter colours.
I also think that a brighter interior design could have been better. Interesting to start seing some of the interior now, anyhow. The lobby will be very interesting to see.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:45 AM   #19108
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Don't take what I said for granted 100%. I remember reading about the use of revolving doors, and had the idea that it was said the terraces will get them too.

Sorry, I don't keep notes and I'm not a construction/civil engineer or an architect, so sometimes I might mix things up.
it is not practical to have revolving door at the terraces, its space consuming and not water tight.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 11:59 AM   #19109
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Old July 12th, 2009, 12:20 PM   #19110
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Thanks for that mate.


Hope we see some more of these interior shots over the coming weeks, because i'm certainly interested in assessing the final product. Not a major fan of the dark fixtures/appliances myself, but if used appropriately with its surroundings i'm sure can achieve a nice deisgn.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 12:39 PM   #19111
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In the last pic that Christos posted, you can see that the crane on top has got the boom shortened. It happened some days ago.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 01:42 PM   #19112
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Old July 12th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #19113
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In the last pic that Christos posted, you can see that the crane on top has got the boom shortened. It happened some days ago.
Actually the top crane has been removed, the remaining crane near the top is actually the crane that was used to disassemble it, it will soon be removed by an even smaller crane. This smallest crane will then be disassembled manually and taken down an elevator.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #19114
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Burj Dubai opening delayed by three months to December

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Last Updated: July 12. 2009 4:39PM UAE / July 12. 2009 12:39PM GMT
Burj Dubai construction site on June 4 2009. Stephen Lock / The National
The Burj Dubai, the tallest tower in the world, will not be completed until December, three months after the original forecast of September.

A contractor on the project said some external work on the building still needed to be finished, as well as completion of the internal fit-out.

A spokesperson for Emaar Properties, the company developing the Burj Dubai, confirmed it would not be ready until December and dismissed previous reports that the building would have a ‘soft opening’ on 9 Sept to coincide with the opening of the first phase of Dubai Metro.

“We never confirmed this date, it will open at the end of the year,” said the spokesperson.

However, in June 2008, Mohamed Alabbar, Emaar’s chairman, said the project would be ready by September this year.

Emaar has been tight-lipped over the final height of the Burj, which is thought to have topped out earlier this year at 818m. Some reports have suggested the building could rise to 888m. Burj Dubai is part of the Dh73.4 billion (US$20bn (Dh73.4bn) Downtown Burj Dubai development.

Emaar, which is the largest developer in the UAE, is also expected to be tasked with managing the development of what could be the next tallest tower in the world - the 1km Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia. The skyscraper is part of the Dh98.06bn Kingdom City developed planned in Jeddah. Emaar said in June it was in final contract negotiations to manage the development of the city.

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Old July 12th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #19115
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Those internal pics from yesterday gave me a feeling that it wasn't to be done in 2 months time...
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Old July 12th, 2009, 05:40 PM   #19116
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workers from the site still say they need around a year to finish everything

If they will have more workers maybe they can finish before.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #19117
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I think grand opening should be on december 31
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Old July 12th, 2009, 08:29 PM   #19118
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I think grand opening should be on december 31
isn't there a big firework event in dubai at that date, planned since years, where burj dubai plays an important part?
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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:08 PM   #19119
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Emaar has been tight-lipped over the final height of the Burj, which is thought to have topped out earlier this year at 818m. Some reports have suggested the building could rise to 888m.

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20...707129966/1001

Again???
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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:22 PM   #19120
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888m .... how?? they have to extend the spire and it would look way out of proportion.
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